School won’t be in session next week and a solution won’t be found soon because our very clever government has found a way at last to break the union it most loathes.
Within a very few weeks of Gordon Campbell’s election as premier he did what he promised not to do and that was tear up union contracts. The BCTF has long been one, if not the strongest and most outspoken unions in B. C. Now it has fallen into the trap set for it, believing real negotiations were actually going to take place and that the government of this province wanted schools open.
Teachers can be so naive! Wanting to meet the needs of every child in the classroom they believed that would be everyone’s goal: public, parents, teachers and members of government.
The trap is sprung. Students and parents will suffer, but the goal of breaking the BCTF may be worth it to the Liberals.
Don McRae: So many had such hopes that you would follow your conscience and not the political line.